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The fourth forum in Sofia of the new generation of filmmakers from Bulgaria and Europe

The fourth forum in Sofia of the new generation of filmmakers from Bulgaria and Europe

The latest edition of the “Meeting of the Young European Cinema” festival starts in Sofia. The festival is held to support young filmmakers and filmmakers with the original idea of ​​promoting their development and showing their first creative expression, developing their taste for modern European cinema through screenings, discussions and practical workshops.  The idea was born out of the creative meeting in 2014 between Bulgarian Ralitsa Asenova,  French Lena Ruxelli, and Camille Badueel. Besides Ralitsa, the organisers are, the association “Arte Urbana Collectif”, Vasilena Vassileva, Dimitar Uzunov and the trainees Kamelia Khalil, Dimitri Drandarevska, Ninon Lacroix, Marin Lacroix with the kind cooperation of Tsvetomir Asenov and Prof .Maya Dimitrova, and consultant Arnaud Hée. The event is co-organised by the French Institute in Sofia. The interesting and rich programme includes: 1) screenings of especially selected feature and documentary films; 2) Master class of the director Alessandro Comodin with moderator Arnaud Hée, who is a lecturer at the French La Fémis Film School, expert and coordinator of pedagogical materials and activities related to film education and practices in France and Europe; 3) A Pitching workshop, during which six teams (four from Bulgaria and two from other European countries) will have the opportunity to work on their projects and present them to the public along side with two mentors – Mariana Sabeva (Bulgaria) and Wim Vanacker (Belgium-France), and “Nisi Masa” guest of the Network of Young European Cinema as participant whose project is awarded by the jury, will be a guest observer at the European Short Pitch 2017 – the largest forum on the production of short films in Europe and 4) A Workshop on the strategy for the development of the cinema industry in Bulgaria “Sofia – Creative City of the Cinema 2017 – 2027”, which aims at expanding access to film art in schools and universities, thus integrating and developing new audiences.

Full program at the festival HERE

Sofia creative city cinema UNESCO

On 01.12.2014, Sofia joins the network of creative cities of UNESCO, and was awarded the title "City of Film". The certificate was presented by the Director General of the International Organisation Mrs. Irina Bokova, the Mayor of Sofia Mrs. Yordanka Fandoukova


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